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9ct gold jumps by a million items in full year hallmarking figures

The year 2014 marked an overall upward trajectory of the UK’s hallmarking figures, with the number of items marked rising 13.7% overall, to just under 10.4 million items – 1.2 million more than previous year.

The standout performer was 9ct gold, which rose a staggering 25.1% to just over 3.6 million items – an increase of about 721,000. This performance essentially carried the performance of gold overall, which rose 22.7% from 4.1 million items to 5.03 million items.

Silver showed a modest increase of 6.8% year-on-year to just over 5 million items, platinum remained virtually static with a 0.6% drop, and palladium showed the most severe dip dropping -5.4% to around 106,000 items.

Year

Year

 

Variance

 

%

 

2013

2014

 

 

 

 

Gold

999 1,696 699 -997 -58.8
990 415 33 -382 -92.0
916 368,221 461,828 93,607 25.4
750 782,009 881,685 99,676 12.7
585 70,882 87,526 16,644 23.5
375 2,875,797 3,596,520 720,723 25.1
4,099,020 5,028,291   929,271   22.7%

Silver

999 12,818 19,498 6,680 52.1
958 21,232 8,913 -12,319 -58.0
925 4,653,991 4,976,270 322,279 6.9
800 433 635 202 46.7
4,688,474 5,005,316   316,842   6.8%

Platinum

999 32 20 -12 -37.5
950 257,304 254,963 -2,341 -0.9
900 185 219 34 18.4
850 44 717 673 1529.5
257,565 255,919   -1,646   -0.6%

Palladium

999 4 0 -4 -100.0
950 96,059 86499 -9,560 -10.0
500 15,736 19211 3,475 22.1
111799 105710   -6,089   -5.4%

9,156,858

10,395,236

 

1,238,378

 

13.5%

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Michael Northcott

Michael is the editor of Jewellery Focus magazine. He draws from experience at a wide range of B2B magazines, including Management Today, Legal Business, Retail Week and Hotel Owner. Feel free to drop him a line with any stories or feature ideas.

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